For many years, the Jewish Federation of Madison hosted the Jewish Business and Professional Roundtable (JBPR) at Nakoma Golf Club. After a lapse, and under current gathering restrictions due to COVID-19, we would like to announce a new virtual program offering inspired by the JBPR series, the Community Engagement Forum.
The forum will include four programs between the fall of 2020 and into the spring of 2021. All community members, not just our business leaders, are invited to engage in these programs about important topics presented by interesting people both in the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. We hope the presentations will educate, inform, and inspire participants to be more aware and involved in issues concerning our local community.
For now, each program will be presented live via Zoom and will be about one hour.
We are pleased to share our first program with you:
Dr. Ruben Anthony, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Greater Madison
Dr. Anthony will offer an overview of the Urban League's work and provide his vision for Black economic empowerment. He will share the Urban League's view of how Madison can build an ecosystem for Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs to grow and thrive in a planned southside business hub in the Park Street Corridor. Plus, he will describe the Urban League's new housing initiative to increase homeownership among Black families on Madison's southside.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Upcoming Community Engagement Forums
- December 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Senator Russ Feingold
- February 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm: TBA
- March 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm: TBA
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Madison